weekly astrology forecast | December 5th - 11th, 2022 - powerful and passionate Full Moon on fiery Mars plus two planets change signs off squares to bigger-is-better Jupiter, whew!



With a Full Moon in Gemini conjunct a retrograde Mars, both Mercury and Venus squaring Jupiter and then changing signs, this will be a BIG and busy week!


Both Mercury and Venus are going to square Jupiter in 'no limits' Pisces from the over-the-top energies of Sagittarius and then move into sober/serious Capricorn within hours.  

 

This can be where we have a dream/stretch/hope that we immediately get to work on to make it real, or, we over-do something and then are faced with the immediate ramifications of this. Buyer's remorse. We over-share information and regret it. We over-share resources/ourselves/our hearts and regret it. We get TOO angry, impulsive or agitated - Mars this week! - and regret it.

 

Now, the 'regret' part isn't built into this, but the reality of anything we have "over"-done will be quickly felt as the planets move into Capricorn.

 

Instant karma. 

 

AND, of course, this 'instant karma' can be a good thing, too, depending on what we do with these Jupiter squares - our faith, hope, confidence, optimism can be REWARDED.

 

Our best use of this week's energy is to SEE the possibilities because, THEY ARE THERE, without buying into the urgency to do too much or act too fast then GET DOWN TO BUSINESS with the possibilities once Cappy has reined them in a bit - it won't take long. This isn't about waiting, but if it feels like we need to be leaping and expecting the net to appear - take a breath, gather your common sense. With an almost immediate landing in Cappy energies, we definitely want to be building the net before we jump.


Also this week, the Gemini Full Moon on Mars retrograde is a potential powder-keg. Almost makes this a double Full Moon. I have already written that post, so it will be up tomorrow night.

 

The Full Moon is also (Sun opposite Mars) the mid-point of the Mars retrograde cycle and brings us clarity/illumination, sometimes an ending focused on what we have had to re-vise, re-view, re-do, do twice or what was postponed/held-up since the end of October.  


This can also focus a white hot spotlight on what we've been refusing to act on or suppressing anger about.

 

Mars retrograde has many of us exhausted and scattered and acting on repeat.With a BIG Full Moon at the same time Mars opposes the Sun we want to take care not to act impulsively or over-react from this tired/scattered space.


Let's unpack the week!

 

MONDAY - Black Moon Lilith conjunct retrograde Pallas (second time)

TUESDAY - Mercury square Jupiter, Mercury enters Capricorn

WEDNESDAY - Sun inconjunct Uranus

THURSDAY - Mars retrograde opposes the Sun, FULL MOON IN GEMINI

FRIDAY - Venus square Jupiter, Venus enters Capricorn

 

MONDAY looks tricky. The Moon is exalted in Taurus, but challenged by meeting up with chaotic Uranus and inconjunct the Sagittarius Sun as the Sun inconjuncts Uranus. Black Moon Lilith meets up with Pallas again today, too, this time with Pallas retrograde (both still in Cancer). 


The Moon meets Uranus every month. She is strong in Taurus and can hold her own. We might feel rebellious or just be more comfortable with change (or need to be). We might find ourselves attracted to unusual things or people. This month as the Moon meets Uranus, the Moon is inconjunct the Sun, so it's trickier/more uncomfortable. 

 

The Moon's inconjunct to the Sun is this month's Waxing Inconjunct - one final tweak to our New Moon story before this week's Full Moon in Gemini. 

 

This is Taurus/Sag. Change can be frustrating to fixed earth Taurus. Taurus likes to accumulate for security/comfort. Sag likes to circulate/spend. Taurus commits, Sag not so much. The Sag Sun wants to do something, is hopeful, maybe wants to EXPAND or spend money and the Taurus Moon comes along and says hold on now, "CAN WE REALLY AFFORD TO LOSE WHAT WE HAVE? Shouldn't we hold onto this for our security/comfort?" And, if we are a more lunar type and keyed into the Taurus Moon - sitting tight and holding on - here is where the expansive Sag Sun comes along and ask us to take a chance, to take something further, to spend, to stretch outside our comfort zone. There isn't a right or wrong with an inconjunct or even an answer - (unlike a square that requires action) it just shows the problem/conflict/tension. It's a rock and a hard place. Sometimes we have to decide and then decide to not look back. The Sun is inconjunct the North Node, so adjustments are happening in order for us to have a more stable/simple future. Stay in your integrity with this one.


This is happening as Black Moon Lilith - doing her long dance through Cancer this year, I did some summer posts about her HERE and HERE - meets up with Pallas again. This is their meeting with Pallas retrograde - so the part where we are re-vising, re-viewing, re-doing, etc, most likely something within a home or family situation. One thing to keep in mind with Pallas - our smart/strategic energy - is that, like her brother Mars, Pallas is a WARRIOR. Her strategies, even in nurturing Cancer, are about WINNING. Joined with BML, this is dangerous energy, but potent for working with 'mom as scapegoat' or 'mom as victim' story-lines that need to be addressed. This is making me think of the Casey Anthony mini-series, in this case the dad is the mom energy. I did alot of astro work on her case many years back for a Facebook group and might post it here this week if anyone is interested. 

 

Keep in mind with the Full Moon/Mars this week that is building we want to keep a cool head - passionate words, maybe angry words are going to come out, but we don't have to cut anyone's head off or lose our own. Drive safely. Don't go looking for trouble.


TUESDAY is all about Mercury. She/he squares Jupiter - this is good news/expansive opportunities/conversations/ideas - also the possibility that what is being said or heard or read or hoped for is exaggerated. AVOID OVER-PROMISING. Take a breath. If we get too preachy or over-promise or over-do something we will get a quick reality check. Mercury, at the Galactic Center, squares Jupiter who is at the last degree of the last sign, so, to me, this looks like it has a soul connection to something similar we have done before in a previous life (or an ancestor has) to wrap something up and now we have the opportunity in this life, to wrap it up in a better, more conscious, more responsible way.

 

With Mercury (thoughts, communication, ideas) moving into Capricorn today, our words will want to be taken seriously. Communications will be fact-checked. Sentences will be properly punctuated and spell checkers will be applied. Ideas will be more traditional. Words that are focused and precise are most effective now. Traditional stories and songs will resonate. 


This isn't Mercury's favorite place to hang out - and because of his upcoming retrograde, he will be here until February 11th. Mercury prefers words be fast and flexible and Capricorn is the opposite of this. Words are solid and sober here. Flowery language isn't welcome. When we take our words and ideas seriously other people will, too.
 

(this is also true of all Capricorn ruled things such as businesses - if we don't take our business seriously no one else will. Women say to me "my husband doesn't take my business seriously and he won't take it seriously until it makes serious money" and I'm always thinking "he won't take it seriously until you do and you won't make serious money until then either". Some people do get lucky, and I have a few times, making money without taking things seriously. I've always found that money doesn't stick though - I need to be serious, ie have sustainable systems in place, to make "sticky" money. And even then keep in mind everything is cyclical, nothing lasts forever.)

 

Ruled by Saturn, Capricorn, does alot of what it does out of fear (it's the whole winter thing, that Cappy rules along with Aquarius, there is a need for seriousness when the world is frozen if we are to survive). We will be able to see how fearful thinking and negative language holds us back and/or is connecting us to the wrong things (maybe old things once worked for us) and holding us separate from the stuff we want now. Your words are your fortune now.

 

Mercury will start traveling Cappy degrees he will walk three times starting on December 12th (she stations retrograde on December 29th), so keep in mind there will be a need to re-work our Cappy house theme and the collective theme of our careers, goals, fathers, the structures of our lives. This is all part of the work we need to do before 2023's late winter 'all systems go' and then the changes coming in spring 2023.

WEDNESDAY is the day the Sun inconjuncts Uranus, so more Sag/Taurus rocks and hard places. Adjustments are needed between those greener pastures and the future.

THURSDAY is the BIG Full Moon in Gemini exactly conjunct Mars. Mars is back where he (as we) was near the middle of September. Some people will be triggered into anger/impulsivity so another reason to TAKE A BREATH. Expect a BIG post tomorrow.


FRIDAY is the day Venus is doing what Mercury did earlier in the week. She squares Jupiter - we love more, spend more, want to give more/get more, want to go for it. Then she immediately moves into sober Capricorn - think buyer's remorse, hangover, waking up in bed next to someone and they don't look so grand as they did last night. You get the idea. Take a breath. What do you truly value/need/want? We don't want to miss the Venus/Jupiter optimism, but it will pay off to keep in mind the Venus in Cappy reality that is coming.

 

And like Mercury earlier in the week, and, of course this can all be part of the same thing - Venus, crosses the Galactic Center  - our homing signal at the center of creation - and squares Jupiter who is at the last degree of the last sign, so, to me, this looks like a soul connection to something similar we have done before in a previous life (or an ancestor has), maybe toward the end of that life or to wrap something up - likely financial or relationship focused - and now we have a new opportunity in this life, to do this in a better, more faith-filled, more conscious, more responsible way which will lead to more ABUNDANCE - because the way a void is created has much to do with the way it gets re-filled/re-stocked (or maybe better said would be 'the way we respond to the void' has much to do with how it gets refilled). There is a reason the Galactic Center is in optimistic Jupiter ruled Sagittarius! We will talk more about this, too, in the Full Moon post. 


After her square to expansive Jupiter, Venus (love, money, women, values, self-esteem, beauty) moves into Capricorn. Capricorn is the sign of structure and discipline. In Capricorn season (winter) these are the qualities that kept our ancestors alive. When Venus visits this space these are the qualities that help us attract what we want and need.


Capricorn Suns and Risings get more attractive now (more able to attract what they want and easier on the eye). Our Capricorn houses (natal) become more attractive, too. Enjoy this energy dear Cappys - with Pluto in your sign for so many years, you have most decidedly earned it. Invest in yourself now!
 

This is the time to get serious with Venus ruled themes. There is beauty in a balanced checkbook. Make a budget (even if it means we give ourselves a cash allowance each week and stop spending when it's gone). Check our insurance policies - do we need more insurance? Do we need all this insurance? Can we find our insurance policies if we need them? Do we have the right paperwork in our car?
 

Where are we investing our resources - time, esteem, money? What are we getting back? Are we putting a whole lot of time into one thing, but all our revenue is coming from this other thing? Sometimes this is ok, but maybe it's not. Time to check in with ourselves. Venus in Capricorn is an excellent time for organizing our finances so we can attract more money that sticks.
 

Tradition will become a focus - the way something has always been done. This is a Cappy season/winter thing that can make us nostalgic. This doesn't mean we have to continue doing things the way we've always done them, but these things will come to our attention now. We get more serious about love, too. If something isn't going anywhere, this can be the transit we cut it loose. Our focus returns to what is real. We attract stability and longer lasting success/love/money by finishing what we start and honoring our commitments.
 

Venus will be in Capricorn until January 2, 2023. 


Last year Venus retrograded in Capricorn, so this is her first time through here since her 2021, 40 days and 40 nights - will be interesting to see what happens when she gets to 21-22 degrees Cappy this time. Last year Omicron was announced and it dialed down the pandemic death rate dramatically over time. This was before Mars passed Venus and crossed those same "hot" degrees (time runs out from January 2020) himself and Russia bombed Ukraine for the first time. Venus will reach these degrees this year at the end of December just as Jupiter moves into Aries and starts answering to Mars and Mercury stations retrograde (so Mars retrograde will be answering to a retrograde Mercury for the first time). The final dispositor of all this will be Saturn in Aquarius. Will be interesting and we will be ready for it!


I hope something here is helpful, will post the Full Moon next. My wholesale orders are wrapping up this week, so I should be able to post more often, so we can look at the big picture and 2023!


xo all


please excuse any typos too tired to re-read this one


photography by the talented marina kochetyga

today's astrology forecast | wednesday, November 30th, 2022 - time to rethink or revise something home and family related, a week to let go and let God


 

During Tuesday's almost all day void Moon - did you notice how stretchy time was? I swear we lived twenty minutes that lasted two hours.

 

We had a funeral for two of my husband's family members, one who died last month and another whose funeral was delayed by covid. I was worried something was going to go wrong - with Mars retrograde and out of bounds in my Gemini 8th house (one of the things the 8th house rules is death/funerals and I had made all the arrangements), the void Moon and Mercury opposing Mars, so we decided to go to the cemetery an hour early to make sure everything was alright. We discovered the workers had dug the graves at the entirely wrong plot. And the nun who could set the whole thing right was out of state because her nephew was in a car accident - very Mars/Mercury, too (he is ok)! 


Then we were told the family plot didn't extend where we thought it did. We applied Saturn - were mature, patient, willing to work within established limits/the rules even as we asked for more (Sag!), dealt with the grayest haired person we could find (I am not kidding here, and, of course, hubs knew nothing about this whole 'apply Saturn' thing, but just did his normal thing, which can be pretty Saturny). We were eventually able to get it ironed out and the funeral proceeded on time, plots dug exactly where we wanted them even if they were a bit beyond our legal boundaries (thank goodness for the Neptune squares, out of bound Mars and void Moon!), but with Mars retrograde in Gemini, even the two graves which I thought were enough 'double' to satisfy the dualistic energy and have things run smoothly, wasn't, and the two graves had to be dug twice! The cemetery said they had never opened up the wrong plots before and I (almost) believed them.

 

Now the Moon has moved into Pisces and quickly moves into a square with the Sagittarius Sun today. Our First Quarter Square - mutable, changing, Pisces/Sag. Squares from planets in Pisces can be exhausting or disappointing. Something can dissolve. There might be the need to give up something in order to keep going or something slips through our fingers ready or not. Boundaries thin. Our faith is tested. Endings are gentle/peaceful. We might need a rest. The Sag Sun can be quite blustery/a know-it-all, so here may be where we find out we don't. Big plans, that were full of hot air to begin with, can drift off course. Pisces rules our collective 12th house of what is behind us, so we can't see what's coming/don't know what we don't know - we have to turn the wheel over to bigger hands than ours in Pisces. Let go and let God often applies.


This is also the day Pallas stations retrograde at 26 degrees Cancer, so something home/family/mother/nurturing related may change course or come to a halt. There is the need for re-thinking/re-visions. With a confusing Pisces First Quarter Moon happening at the same time and all the Neptune squares this week, this won't be the time for big decisions, so whatever is slowing/confusing or drifting off course is going to need to drift for a while. Some strategies and Cancerian action may need a time out because we JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.


Pallas represents both wisdom and skills. I see her as a co-ruler of smart, but detached Aquarius (this might be just me though), so don't see her as particularly well-suited for the emotional/maternal waters of Cancer (and she did spring fully formed from her father's head - a father's daughter type energy), but certainly there is EMOTIONAL WISDOM here, maybe an old story connected to our roots or the root of a current project that needs revising. She is going to get all the way back to 10 degrees Cancer before she stations direct on February 16, 2023. Mercury will square the North Node that day and the Sun will meet Saturn. With so much happening this week and so much happening on the day Pallas turns direct in the middle of February, whatever this is that is held up now or changes direction, it matters/is no small thing. 

 

Take a breath and your time here.

 

Remember the weekly post - the best stuff is found through Saturn this week. Patience. Restraint. Responsibility. Maturity. Stay humble. Work WITH the limits/rules (even as we sometimes effort to move beyond them - Mars out of the bounds of the Sun).


xo all

 

Big picture post in the works!

 

photo by the talented darkgomo

weekly astrology forecast | November 28th - December 4th, 2022 | time to wake up

 

 

Let's dive right in!

 

MONDAY - Mars trines Saturn, Venus inconjunct Uranus

TUESDAY - Mercury opposes Mars and sextiles Saturn

WEDNESDAY - Pallas stations retrograde, First Quarter Moon (Pisces)

THURSDAY - Venus opposes Mars and sextiles Saturn, Mercury squares Neptune

SATURDAY - Neptune stations direct

SUNDAY - Venus squares Neptune, Sun trines Chiron

 

Early in the week, Mars retrograde (from the degree he walked when direct back on September 28th, so there may be connections now to something from that time period, maybe we are re-doing something or re-thinking or re-discussing things) will trine sober Saturn. This is putting in the work/playing by the rules/dealing with authority and our duties and responsibilities. Good for making commitments and walking our talk. Our efforts/actions are serious/focused/goal oriented and can pay off. Our actions and words can make situations more stable. 


The fly in the ointment with Mars/Saturn smooth sailing is Mars, retrograde in Gemini, is going to be opposed by first Mercury (Gemini's ruler) and then Venus while Venus and Mercury square Neptune. This can bring disagreements/arguments, issues within relationships and with finances/resources. Money can slip through our fingers, so watch your wallet. Avoid quick decisions. Squares to Neptune can bring frustrations with water/wet weather. It can be hard to know what is real. Situations could be confusing and unrealistic. What we don't know/don't acknowledge, situations from the past or what is done in secret/behind our back brings tension/frustration/challenges. Squares to Neptune can make us tired, prone to exhaustion or illness (take your vitamins) - show a need to escape, take a break or maybe something is tempting us in that direction. Nostalgia. Fading memory. There could be some disappointment here. Maybe someone is lying to us. We may be wasting alot of energy/running in circles.

 

There is alot we won't know until Mars and Mercury (Mercury's retrograde is starting in a couple weeks) both station direct in the middle of January.

 

With Venus and Mercury also making nice with sober Saturn via an opportunistic (when action is taken) sextile - Saturn is the way through this week. Taking care of our responsibilities. Slowing down. Being realistic. Detaching from disappointing outcomes and focusing on the future. Being smart with our energy, our words, our resources. Working within existing limits/structures. Big girl/boy pants ON. Having patience.  


Playing the LONG game. 

 

The weeks ends with Venus/Mercury/Mars square Neptune as he stations direct. 

 

It's that moment when the tide goes out and we see what those large/colorful shells and rocks at our feet actually look like. 

 

WE WAKE UP. 

 

Rather abruptly it seems with Venus, Mercury and Mars forming a tense T-square. Oh my. It looks like some delusion is ending for all of us. A bubble bursts. THIS really is what we get/have. If we have been spending irresponsibly, in love with being in love, making decisions and seeing things through rose colored glasses, the glasses are off now. On the other hand, and this will depend on the aspects and placement of Neptune and Pisces in your natal chart, Neptune direct can bring us back to the dream that stalled at the end of June. Things can start to move forward now. Of course, we still have the T-Square with those inner planets to deal with at the 're-launch'! Go slow. Assume you don't have all the information. Many times Neptune changes direction and Pisces risings and those with strong Pisces/Neptune or those whose placements are directly impacted are the only ones who notice - this time it looks to want to be noticed by all of us.

 

Any way you cut it, it's a time to focus on what is actually POSSIBLE and release the impossible dream or addiction/avoidance that has had us running in circles or sleeping/wasting/deluding our life away. The challenges are brought to us through the planets transiting through Sagittarius - there is something bigger/better out there for all of us AND it is going to take Saturn (the work, responsibility, time, saying no, appropriate endings, etc) to get us there.


The week closes out with the Sagittarius Sun's smooth trine to hurting/healing Chiron. The healing comes from being confident/taking a risk. Having hope/faith. Believing in something bigger than ourselves. Coupled with the Mars trine Saturn that kicks the week off, this is also a good time to work with a teacher/older or more experienced person.


Notice life's gifts of the beginning and ending trines that take the edge off any challenges or frustrations we face this week. One as we lean into our one middle planet Saturn via reality/responsibility and the other as we lean into our other middle planet Jupiter via optimism/hope.


I hope something here is helpful. Back with some dailies and we'll look at the Moon and Pallas's station in the middle of the week.

 

xo all 


I should note with Mars retrograde in Gemini it can be very hard to settle down and get things done. It is best to work with the energies and not expect yourself to accomplish something huge right now. Frequent breaks. Giving yourself extra time. Doing two things at a time or doing something over again is kind of par for the course with this transit, so give yourself and everyone else a break now. 


Also Mars/Mercury can be dangerous energy especially with Mars retrograde and out of bounds. Tempers can flare. Our words rush out before we have thought them through. We can be moving too fast, so drive safely. Slow down. Cuts to the hands often happen with Mars/Mercury, so take care with sharp objects. Headaches. Burns. Take care of your lungs. It is easy to be shallow breathing for long periods which isn't a good idea. Don't overschedule this week and make yourself crazy. Many people will have alot to do now, but use the trine to Saturn to manage things better - say no to things that don't make practical sense for you, have patience. 


photography by the talented Julieoftheworldtree

new moon in sagittarius | november 23, 2022 - renewal of faith, hope and optimism, a fiery fresh start, after a demanding month, that takes us to the winter solstice




On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, the Sagittarius Moon meets the Sagittarius Sun at 5:57PM EST.

 

New Moons are the ideal time to set new intentions/start new things and working with Sagittarius themes (and the themes of your Sagittarius natal house) NOW allow the natural energies to work with us. As the Moon waxes (grows) over the next two weeks, and really over the next 6 months, so does whatever our intentions set into motion.
 

Sagittarius is a fun-loving sign (ruled by Jupiter and ruler of our collective 9th house). Sag rules travel, freedom, adventure, legal issues, higher education, politics, the media, good luck, faith, religion, weddings, optimism, truth seekers, boldly going where no man has gone before, THE QUEST  - it also might be said to rule carelessness, taking shortcuts, being sure we are right, making assumptions, throwing pink paint on problems and then looking at something else, overconfidence, impatience and superficial fluff.
 

Besides the monthly lunar energy of "new beginnings" this particular Moon has its own relationship with the other players in the heavens based on its position. That is where the real juice of any particular New Moon can be found.
 

So, let's unpack the chart!

 

The Moon meets the Sun at 1 degree Sagittarius. The only other aspect the Moon is making that isn't separating and out of sign is a square to Vesta. This is interesting/unusual. At first glance we see that trine to Sag ruler Jupiter, trine to Neptune, sextile to Pluto, but the Moon has to go back to Scorpio for these. I am a Scorpio rising and even I don't want to go back to Scorpio right now! These aspects precede the fresh start, but are very recent. 


We are still kind of getting our bearings when the Moon meets the Sun.


The square to Vesta, freshly minted in Pisces might speak of some challenges between our fiery fresh start and a Piscean-style enthusiasm - art, music, spirituality, the past, our ancestors, illness, addiction, our victimhood, sacrifice, charity, escape tendencies, exhaustion. Vesta in Pisces speaks of our sacred devotion to something that isn't solid/real. This can be a good thing, Vesta's focus MAKES IT REAL or a big-time waste of our time as we fixate on a false dream/illusion. Maybe there is something not "real" or some kind of confusion that we need to get past/around for our fiery fresh start OR, maybe, this is something sacrificial/compassionate at odds with our Sagittarius need for freedom - those bluer skies and greener pastures over THERE. Whatever this is, squares require ACTION.


Just minutes after the Moon meets the Sun, Jupiter, ruler of this lunation as ruler of Sagittarius, stations direct at 28 degrees Pisces - here is the LUCK, the OPTIMISM, the EXPANSION, the OLD GOLD that was postponed.


The Moon's last aspect in Scorpio - her final aspect before the New Moon - was a supportive trine to a retrograde Jupiter in Pisces, then she goes void. This is an unobstructed (the brakes are off) connection between our Scorpio and Pisces houses - the past, letting go, forgiveness, compassion, death, old debts, old gold. Jupiter is still moving backward here, being 're-strained'. Then the Moon moves into Sagittarius and meets the Sun giving us the New Moon - START OF A NEW STORY, THE VERY BEGINNING, THE SEED GOES INTO THE GROUND - then the Moon moves through her Sag aspects finally going void on Friday afternoon - again with an aspect to Jupiter, but this time a square. A square to Jupiter with the Moon in Sag is mostly a good thing and will exaggerate whatever we are feeling. Now, we should be feeling GOOD. This shouldn't be a challenging square, but just keep in mind the whole "over-doing", "over-promising", "over-estimating", "over-spending" thing. We could be counting chickens not only before they've hatched, but before the chickens that will lay them have been. Still, this is what Sag asks us to do. Sag gets lucky by taking risks/having confidence. 


On Wednesday, when the Moon in Scorpio trined Jupiter - Jupiter was retrograde. On Friday, when the Moon in Sagittarius - the same Moon who has just started a fresh monthly story with the Sun - squares Jupiter, Jupiter is direct. This is a different animal even though Jupiter will still be at 28 degrees Pisces, but it's not a WHOLE other animal, if you see what I mean. It's like we've turned our car from reverse to forward, but we are still parked. This change from 'reverse to forward' DOES make a difference though because when we do hit the gas or if someone hits us - we are going to move in a different direction! 

 

With such an early New Moon, our Wednesday - Friday is kind of a preview of our month ahead (not exactly because the Sun won't do everything the Moon will do since Venus and Mercury are moving too quickly). Still, it's kind of like our month ahead. A beginning that is somehow optimistic/hopeful or a stretch/something foreign/higher. Then the Moon meets Venus and Mercury - fresh/hopeful starts with social situations, love, money, self-esteem and new conversations, information, ideas. 


THEN the Moon trines Chiron. There is a vulnerability/old wound here, but also the courage/optimism/hope for a better future that makes it manageable. We have confidence. We can do this. Remember the Moon does in two and a half days what it takes the Sun about a month to do - the Sun trines Chiron on December 4th. 


(note - on December 4th, and this will matter because nothing happens in a vacuum, everything is impacting everything else, in addition to the Sun trining Chiron, Venus will be squaring Neptune, so there will be something here that is tiring/confusing/not what it seems, maybe ending. Confusing situations in regard to our money, relationships, values)


THEN the Moon sextiles Saturn (Thursday) - the Sun does this on December 20th - this is good for opportunities to make things more stable, to commit, to step into our authority, good for achieving goals, receiving earned rewards. 


THEN the Moon opposes Mars (Friday) - the Sun does this on December 8th. This is a conflict between our beliefs and the facts or going big/foreign vs going small/local. On Friday, this will be fleeting, but on December 8th when the Sun opposes Mars it will be a bigger deal. This will be the mid-point of the Mars retrograde cycle and the Sun will be ILLUMINATING what the cycle has been about for us. Maybe clarifying some of this fall's Mars/Neptune delusion if we have been chasing a false dream. So, we get some kind of HINT/preview about that over the next two days through the Moon/our emotions/our home/our family/our maternal inheritance. 


THEN the Moon squares Neptune - echoing Mars journey with his multiple squares to Neptune. Something is confusing, drifting, maybe we want to escape/fall asleep. Maybe we catch a cold. The Sun squares Neptune on December 14th - this is draining, maybe our confidence/purpose/ego feels undermined. Maybe something is unclear/confusing. Maybe we need a break/rest. 


THEN the Moon squares Jupiter. This happens for the Moon on Friday afternoon and for the Sun on December 21st. But by the time the Sun squares Jupiter in December - the Sun won't be in Sag anymore and Jupiter won't be in Pisces. The Sun will be in Capricorn (0 degrees) and Jupiter will be in Aries. This is CARDINAL starting energy, not mutable. And, at a powerful Aries point - BOTH PLANETS ON AN ARIES POINT - where our collective attention will be together. AND this is happening ON THE WINTER SOLSTICE - start of a whole new season. This is a BIG DEAL (Venus will also be trining the North Node and Uranus right about then). The Sun square Jupiter is pride, purpose, authority. Aries will pull in something new, give us courage and initiative. Tells me whatever the Moon is doing now, whatever we are doing/starting/believing, is priming the pumps and moving us toward the end of December's BIG show.  


So, enjoy the New Moon. 


Take a chance/stay positive - just don't go too overboard or be too idealistic or take on too much. We talked the other day about Jupiter wanting to believe what it wants to believe. We can have our head in the clouds a bit, but we need to keep our feet, at least one of them, on the ground. 


And set your New Moon intentions. You truly don't want to miss this one! 


NEW MOON INTENTIONS


As always, write your New Moon intentions down by hand in script. Use strong ink and a clean sheet of paper. Do this in a quiet, respectful manner in a clean space. Light a candle.

 

Trust the process. We have used our words to cast our S-P-E-L-L. People always say that affirmations "only work if we take action". And this is true, but not in the way some people think because the affirmation is action. It sets the energy in motion.


Words are not just words. If used properly, in the right frame of mind, they line us up energetically with the thing we are seeking. The New Moon is a time of darkness  Think seeds in the ground. Our words/our thoughts/our beliefs are our seeds.


We won't have a Sagittarius New Moon with ruler Jupiter in Pisces, the sign of his ancient rulership for another 12 years - let's not waste this one.



Set those intentions. 


Know that life has heard you. Know these things are already yours. 

 

xo all

weekly astrology forecast | November 21st to 27th, 2022 - bluer skies and greener pastures, the rainbow after the storm, new moon in packed sagittarius and a fiery fresh start



Scorpio season officially ends along with these tense T-Squares to Saturn and the Nodes - breathe a sigh of relief! 


The Sun, Mercury and Venus will all be in Sagittarius - they will be opposing Mars at some point over the next couple weeks, squaring Neptune (creativity and the past, but also delusion, confusion, a need for rest) and making some awkward aspects with Uranus (change/the future), but also making smooth trines to Chiron and opportunistic sextiles to Saturn. It won't be totally smooth sailing, but for many people, especially for our fixed sign placements, things will be EASIER.


This week looks particularly OPPORTUNISTIC and lighter. 


Let's unpack the week!


MONDAY - Mercury conjunct Venus

TUESDAY - Sun into Sagittarius

WEDNESDAY - New Moon in Sagittarius, Jupiter stations direct (!)

FRIDAY - Mercury trine Chiron and inconjunct North Node, Venus trine Chiron

SATURDAY - Venus inconjunct North Node


On MONDAY - Mercury meets up with, and passes, Venus. Words are higher/lighter/optimistic. We are more hopeful. For some, their faith in a benevolent universe is invigorated via information and conversations. This is good energy to THINK BIG. Talk about what you want - something that is a STRETCH. This is good news. Something to look forward to. Loving conversations. Inspirational words. If we can avoid the innate 'overdoing' hardwired into this aspect through their meeting in Sag - over-promising or boastfulness or being over-bearingly annoyingly certain - this will be a helpful meeting PLUS they start a new cycle together from a more optimistic/hopeful space. 


On TUESDAY - the Sun joins Mercury and Venus in high-flying, bigger-is-better Sagittarius. Scorpio season officially ends - hopefully enough rocks have been turned over, covers pulled back and dead situations put to rest to satisfy grim-reaper Pluto for a bit. Whew. We made it. From fixed water to mutable fire is a BIG LEAP. Keep in mind, Mars is still retrograde in Sag's polarity sign of Gemini, so we are still re-doing, doing things twice or two things at once. Decisions/choices/thinking is subject to change, nothing is set in stone now. This is needed/not a bad thing. 


Travel, places outside our comfort zone, foreign people/issues/situations, education (higher education than we have now), anything we are taking to a higher level, politics, religion, legal issues, weddings, the media, marketing, your Sag natal house theme - this is all Sagittarius territory, Jupiter territory (he is about to station direct in 'no limits' Pisces) - this gets a big, fiery SPOTLIGHT.


What we BELIEVE becomes more important than what we know now. There is a reason the season belongs to Santa Claus! Keep this in mind because with ALL THIS SAGITTARIUS, common sense can be lacking. We see that train coming at us and we think it won't hit us because we can't believe it's going to hit us, and then splat, we are hit. Flattened. Not that we are likely to actually get flattened here, but my Mercury in Cappy needs to mention this ;) - with Sag, sometimes we think we know things we don't know. 


On WEDNESDAY - the Sagittarius Moon catches up with the Sun at 1 degrees Sagittarius. An early degree Sag New Moon with Jupiter making his direct station within minutes is a BLESSING after the challenges of Eclipse season. A FRESH START. Luck when we take a chance. We only get three fire New Moons a year, so if we have something to start, even with Mars retrograde (which, yes, we should keep in mind, because things can turn around on us and some things might have to be re-done) - there is a GREEN LIGHT now and for the next two weeks, especially with projects, etc, with some connection to the past or something we are doing again or with some connection to TWO/multiples. You get the idea.


Expect a BIG post next!


On FRIDAY - Healing words, apologies, forgiveness, our vulnerabilities are more easily acknowledged. Old wounds discussed with love and optimism. Don't be afraid to talk about hurts/problems. Healthier relationships/finances are available when we make tweaks/concessions with CHANGE. This might include changes that make us more self-sufficient, more independent, more innately ourselves, more brave, more willing to START at the beginning. Being respected/heard, feeling loved/connected can be themes we are working with.  

 

As for the Moon and our emotional journey - we start the week with the Moon in Scorpio - Pluto wringing the last juice of the Saturn/Uranus square through us/our bone marrow - which sounds more dicey than it is probably, just remember with the Moon in Scorpio things can feel more intense/'life and death' than they usually are or maybe we are focused on Scorpian matters (taxes, insurance, other people's money, inheritances, reproduction, sex, third party situations, life/death situations), this is all well-timed for us to FINISH UP - then things lighten BIG-TIME (emotionally) with the Sun in Sag then the New Moon in Sag - we'll hit on everything here in the New Moon post. We can see FURTHER, our focus likely turns to those Sag matters we talked about for Tuesday. I am sure in the U.S, many people will be traveling for Thanksgiving or having more people over than usual or different people. Lots of connecting energy for the holiday week. Just watch your wallet/waistline, especially on Friday when the Moon squares Jupiter and we will be prone to over-doing, over-spending, over-promising, being too damn certain we are RIGHT. By the end of the week the Moon will be in sober Capricorn making more good aspects. Responsibility. Duty. Counting those cans in the cupboard as winter approaches. We are getting down to business, getting serious about SOMETHING. The Moon in Cappy ends with an opportunistic sextile to Jupiter. Expansion. Luck. It looks good.


Back with that New Moon post!


xo all


photo by the amazing DarkVenusPersephonae

today's astrology forecast | wednesday, november 16, 2022 - the need to stand out or support someone who is, big words, the potential for good news, venus comes up for air

 


 

The Moon has been in Leo since yesterday. 

 

We are nurtured through and our attention can turn to our collective Leo themes (also your Leo natal house theme as the Moon makes her monthly trip through this house) - creative projects, romance, children, fun, our heart, heart-centered pursuits, a need to step into the spotlight. The Moon is answering to the Sun now and we are looking for a way to SHINE. 

 

Our lunar days in Leo are always a bit challenging with big daddy Saturn in Aquarius (Leo's polarity sign). Every month - and this happened on Tuesday night - the Moon runs into an opposition with this energy - authority/limits/the rules. So, there is always a little rain on our parade. In Leo, we want to be our regal, personal best and with Saturn all Aqua-y now there is some kind of group-think/group or goals that bring us into connection with other people/tech thing/future thing - something is HOLDING US UP. Requiring something of us that dulls our shine/slows our roll. 

 

Today, Luna sextiles Mars at 7:11AM EST, squares the Sun at 8:26 AM EST and goes void off a square to Mercury at 6:55PM EST. She is void until 8:04PM EST when she moves into earthy Virgo.


Today's square from the Leo Moon to the Scorpio Sun is this month's Last Quarter Moon before next week's New Moon. Tension/frustration, the need to take some kind of action that requires us to be brave/confident/STAND OUT vs our need for privacy/for something to remain cocooned. Maybe there is a need for a Scorpian situation to be brought front and center/to get some ATTENTION. Maybe our intense focus, whatever we are obsessing about, needs to lighten up and have some fun. The Sun is trining Black Moon Lilith in Cancer at the same time -  a light/illumination of our womb wound/childhood or family wound or a light on the part of us that chooses ourselves - or someone who does. The feminine outcast energy is viewed through a Scorpionic (life and death, deep, truthful) lens. Secrets can come out.


At the same time it is Mercury's turn to trine Jupiter. BIG words. Expansive conversations. Some will have good news. A lucky break. There is, dare I say - optimism here. Mercury is in deep Scorpio and Jupiter in boundary-less Pisces, there can be healing, compassion, forgiveness. Think surrender. Think peace. Think faith.


This is also the day Venus (love, money, women, beauty, our values and self-esteem) rises from murky Scorpio into 'sky's the limit' Sagittarius. 


Venus in Scorpio, particularly at the stressful final degrees - and with this being magnified by Jupiter - has likely had us feeling we are missing something or about to. Maybe that we need to hurry up and GET IT, make some kind of desperate, hail Mary, last minute play - probably stressing us OUT. This can also indicate something that MUST be dealt with before we can expand/move on to those greener pastures promised by the Sun's move into Sagittarius next week. What needs to end (this is Scorpio after all) before you can move forward?


Now, with Venus in Sag, our faith restored we will start to be able to see PAST the problems.


While Venus in Scorpio can be one tough cookie as she is rather committed to getting to the bottom of things/can dissect people and situations a bit too intensely/harshly, Venus in Sagittarius is lighter - values freedom and seeking higher, more expansive and enlightened "truths". 


So, now, instead of being attracted to what is dark/secret/complicated, our attractions will turn to what is somehow BIGGER/something that stretches us/something we want to believe in. Sagittarius is the sign of POTENTIAL. 


Sag is a fire sign and will make us more fiery/passionate about what we are wanting. Our wants will probably center around our need to KNOW or experience something MORE or be driven by what we already know/believe and even with Venus's upcoming opposition to Mars (backing through Sag's polarity sign of Gemini) the fire that starts this week is a good thing.


Sagittarius Suns and Ascendants (1st house cusps) get more attractive now - both able to attract what they want/need and easier on the eye. All our Sagittarius houses get more attractive, too. And our natal houses ruled by Venus become more expansive. 


The search we began when Venus dove into Scorpio continues, but now instead of looking at the stuff that is underneath, under the hood, under the covers or releasing the stuff we are no longer magnetized to/magnetizing, Venus (as us) looks way out into the horizon at the stuff we might one day meet up with. Sagittarius is the sign of faith. Do we have faith that better days are ahead for us?


Venus in Sag is excellent energy to reach for something further out there, to work with something/someone foreign, to take something to a higher level, to stretch. We attract what we want and need by optimistically embracing potential now. We don't have to know how this is all going to turn out, we can't know that part because there isn't a 'way this is going to turn out'. What we know with Venus in Sagittarius is there will be adventure here - if we embrace our next step with an adventurous heart.
 

Venus will be in Sagittarius until December 9th.  


xo all


photography by the amazing Anna1Anna